Satyaloka, aka: Satya-loka; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Satyaloka (सत्यलोक) refers to one of the seven heavens (upper regions) according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa. The Nīlamata mentions the threefold division of the universe indicated by the expressions like Tribhuvana, Trailokya etc. Evidently, the earth is the middle part, above and below which, are the heavens (eg., Satyaloka) and the nether worlds. But as a matter of fact, the division seems to be twofold only, for the earth itself is regarded as the lowest of the seven upper regions.

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Satyaloka (सत्यलोक).—The world of Brahmā. (See under Brahmā)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Satyaloka (सत्यलोक) or Satya is the residence of Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.15:—“[...] O foremost among sages, I [viz., Brahmā] am staying in Satyaloka (Satya). O dear one, I desired the activity of creation (sṛṣṭi) at the bidding of Siva. Even as I stood desirous of creation, the Evil creation, viz. the set of five Illusions appeared before me. It was of the nature of darkness (tamas) endowed with knowledge”.

Note: [Satyaloka] is one of the seven lokas of the upper region. The other six lokas are “bhūḥ, bhuvaḥ, svaḥ, mahaḥ, janaḥ, tapaḥ |”. For the sanctity and position of this loka compare an unidentified quotation from the Devī Bhāgavata.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation

Satyaloka (सत्यलोक).—(Brahmaloka) the residence of Brahmā see Satya;1 above Tapoloka.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 5. 39: XI. 24. 14: Vāyu-purāṇa 7. 30: 61. 177:
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 7. 15.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Satyaloka (सत्यलोक).—Lord Brahmā’s abode, the highest planet in the material universe; also called Brahmaloka.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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satyalōka (सत्यलोक).—m (S) The uppermost of the seven lokas or worlds,--the heaven of truth, of Brahma, and of the ṛṣi. See saptalōka.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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